Thursday, April 25, 2019

Spinal cord stimulation, physical therapy help paralyzed man stand, walk with assistance

Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance.

How pneumococci challenge our immune system

Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and...

Solving a medical mystery: Cause of rare type of dwarfism discovered

For children born with Saul-Wilson syndrome, and their parents, much of their lives are spent searching for answers. First defined in 1990, only 14...

Delayed pregnancy: Heart health risks for moms and sons, study shows

Delaying pregnancy may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in both women and their children, with boys at higher risk of disease, according to...

Broken shuttle may interfere with learning in major brain disorders

A broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in people with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, or autism.

What causes the sound of a dripping tap — and how do you stop...

Scientists have solved the riddle behind one of the most recognizable, and annoying, household sounds: the dripping tap. And crucially, they have also identified...

Scientists discover how antiviral gene works

It's been known for years that humans and other mammals possess an antiviral gene called RSAD2 that prevents a remarkable range of viruses from...

Repellent research: Navy developing ship coatings to reduce fuel, energy costs

It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the US Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs,...

Encouraging scientists to collaborate on the tropics

A new study investigates collaboration among scientists, researchers, and other figures whose work advances the field of tropical ecology.

New research on avian response to wildfires

New research explores the effects fire has on ecosystems and the wildlife species that inhabit them. Scientists examined the impacts of fires of different...

China says detained Canadian may have violated NGO law

Beijing said Wednesday a detained former Canadian diplomat may have violated Chinese laws if he carried out work in the country because his employer...